God. Fucking. Damn.
Here at The Anime Reality, we’ve come across a lot of pretty awful anime fans. Some are horrible, most are laughable, but for the most part they’re pretty uniform across most anime forums. I thought it would be hard to find more good material until this guy:
THIS FUCKING GUY seems to be everything terrible about anime fans rolled into one mega-being. It’s like someone kidnapped a child and raised him entirely in anime conventions. Seriously, I want you to imagine what it would be like if Dr. Frankenstein’s monster was made of manga and grease instead of body parts. It would be him. It would be this guy. Just look over his YouTube profile description:
Get this through your thick skulls fanboys: I. Don’t. Like. Dragonball! Whether it’s the original, Z, or GT, I hate it as a whole! It’s over-rated, boring as shit, and is over-all just stupid! Stop trying to get me into it! I don’t like it anymore! LIVE WITH IT!!!
First off I’m a Christian. If you have a problem with that then you can get lost, because I’m not getting into an arguement over my beliefs. I am also a HUGE fan of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, again if you have a problem with that then you can get lost. I’m sick of people having a go at me for having a fandom. I’m a Christian Haruhi-ist, live with it.
Second, I’m autistic. I suffer from Asperger’s Syndrome. However, unlike a certain user who shall remain nameless, I don’t use it as an excuse to justify my actions. That being said there are some things that I do or can’t do/understand too well because of this. While I try and keep it under control I do ask people to meet me half way on this matter. For my part I’ll try and keep it under control as best I can.
That is how he introduces himself to the world. I want you to imagine reading that introduction with this picture endlessly tiling in the background as well:
He seems to have an attachment to this image and refers to it many times in his various journal entries. Who are the Alternates? Apparently, he believes that they are the same person in alternate dimensions. He is suggesting that he is the alternate dimension-self of anime characters. John seems to hold a special fixation on the anime character on the right in particular. This is because the guy is from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, an anime franchise that receives 90% of its gross income from this guy alone. He usually includes all three whenever he makes some kind of self-insert image:
But he will usually focus things more on the character on the right since that is the main fantasy he seems to indulge in. Even without his “alternates,” most of his posting seems to be based around self-insert fantasies:
Okay, I’m CONVINCED Kei and I are connected somehow. His body reacts to stress, my chest reacts to stress. No doctors can do anything about us. We’re the same age, both wear glasses and I used to wear my hair like his when I was younger. The building he and Mizuho live in is called Asahina… something-or-other… but the important word is: Asahina! Also, while I was re-watching the second episode today I got a PM asking me where to watch the series, litterally as I was half-way through the episode! Now THAT was spooky! Something is seriously up! I have some kind of connection to this anime and I want to know what it is and why it’s following me everywhere I go! He can’t be another alternate as I think we only have two alternate versions of ourselves, three being the magic number and all that (there being three versions of us in total I mean), so who or what is he and how am I connected to him?! Something is seriously up.
His total obsession for the Haruhi series and the character Haruhi herself is truly staggering. The amount of media he owns of it all must have cost a fortune, especially since he appears to import most of his anime collectibles from America.
You’d think a guy that lives, eats, and shits anime would be pretty in touch with the anime fandom, but for some reason he often rants about “weeaboos.” He never actually specifies what a weeaboo is to him, just that they’re bad anime fans while he is a good anime fan. I think it’s kind of like how groups like the KKK would quickly label themselves as “white supremacists,” but would be hard pressed to call themselves racist. This social standing isn’t too great, but he’s not really old enough to take a full nose dive into anime awfulness. He’s 18 and still lives with his parents, which isn’t too unusual, but what mainly strikes me is his general attitude concerning things like jobs:
Well, there was a problem on the Underground so we ended up needing to catch four trains instead of three. We had to que for an hour and a half to get our tickets. Our camera broke the second we got there. We went through “The Curse of Canary Warft” (and no I don’t mean we were attacked by Cybermen). BUT I’VE NEVER HAD SO MUCH FUN!!! (Well, apart from when I went to Disney land and Universal Studios in Florida). There were TONS and I do mean TONS of people there. TOOOOOONNNNNSSSS!!! A lot of them were cosplayers, which was cool but I felt a little left out. They were also giving out free hugs while we were waiting in line. I kept hugging them when I could but my friend just thought it was weird. There was SO much cool stuff there I don’t know where to begin! There were TONS of new video games to play, although we only got on one. They were sellling some REALLY cool stuff, although it was expencive. They even had the Naruto Movie showing, but I didn’t get to watch it for two reasons: 1: We were tied for time (my friend needed to get home by 5PM). 2: My friend wouldn’t be willing to sit through a movie of an anime that he’s never heard of. But we did get to go to a question answer event with two of the stars from Heroes (Jimmy Jean-Louis who plays The Haitian, and Nora Zehetner who plays Eden McCain), which was really cool, I think it may also be shown on the BBC, which is good because one of the guys that asked a question was right by my friend and I. I only wished we weren’t tied for time, I wanted to stay longer.
Overall I had a fun time. I DEFINATLY want to go again. So I’ve desided: First I’m going to get a job. Then once I’ve saved up enough money I’m going to buy a cosplay costume. I’m going to keep that costume clean untill the next event. When the next even comes around I’m buying my ticket online so we don’t have to que up.
Only downside was: I didn’t get to see Ichigo’s voice actor, which is what I really wanted to do.
His only motivation to get a job is so he can buy a cosplay costume for the next anime convention. He isn’t looking for any kind of independence, just more anime shit. He never seems to talk about real life women he’s interested in either, only anime ones.
It’s finally happened… I knew some day it would… I’ve… fallen in LOVE with Ayu Tsukimiya. Seriously, I LOVE her. Seriously, I’m not just saying this because of this whole “I am Yuichi of this dimension” thing, I’m being serious (well… as serious as you can get about loving a fictional character and still drawing the line between sanity and insanity). I haven’t felt this way since Haruhi… FEAR NOT I’M NOT ABANDONING MY HARUHI ANGEL! Haruhi will ALWAYS be my #1 angel, but I think Ayu’s sealed a perminate spot as #2 (or #1.5 if I want to push it). I wish I could explain why I love her, but I really don’t know. She’s childish, she’s naive, she’s clumsy, she’s easily scared, but I LOVE all that about her. She’s also very caring and loving to those close to her, again I LOVE that about her. I you Ayu Tsukimiya!
But how can he be with his anime loves? Through the magic of anime conventions, of course!
Apparently he fancies himself as something of an artist as well, mainly focusing on making sprite comics and submitting works to Newgrounds. He also used to hand draw some kind of fantasy comic, but he seems to have given up on it. I can’t imagine why.